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#1 kellan6

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

Recently I've tried to start up my laptop, and though the power button lights up, the screen stays off and about 15 seconds later the computer shuts off.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

Sounds like it might be POST failure. Not sure at this point though. Do any of the lights on the laptop light up or blink in a pattern when you try to start the computer, or when the computer shuts itself off? This doesn't include the "normal" lightup of the power button.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:36 PM

Kind of, but its not a very distinct pattern. The computer turns on, the lights turn on and the disc reader light flickers, then it tries to restart and it repeats a second time, then they all go off and blink for a second and then the computer fully shuts down.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:32 PM

I've tried unplugging the power and taking out the battery, and both dont work to make my computer start. Is there anything I can do?

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:30 PM

problem solved..for now. You may lock this thread!

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:30 AM

Glad to hear it! :thumbsup:

For the benefit of others reading this thread, how did you solve the problem?

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